Carles Benavent!!!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by IronLung1986, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. i found out about Carles Benavent a few months ago and recently bought his album "Quartet". i've begun to realize that his brilliance as a bass player surpasses nearly anyone else i've heard, rivaling even jaco. and i'm still a new fan! i'm serious, if you're not already familiar with this guy you have to check him out. his style is incredibly expressive and technically stunning, with a very unique Spanish flair that really jumps out and grabs you. i'd say this album Quartet is a great place to start - very accessible, mostly instrumental, excellent songs. anyway i just had to share that with you all!
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  2. tambourine


    Nov 29, 2012
    Mexico city
    Excelso bajista.

  3. Shedua511


    Apr 6, 2013
    Oslo, Norway
    Agent for Scandinavian countries: Stick Enterprises Inc.
    I have been a fan for years, first heard him with Paco De Lucia.
    More importantly, Tony Levin is a fan: enough said.
  4. CarlosDeSanchez


    Dec 4, 2013
    Endorsing Artist Markbass Amplification
    Benavent changed my life as a bassist, now after years of friendship and many lessons with him I see how deep his style can go... Truly infinite. Love the guy!
  5. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    I've found Carles maybe 10 years ago. . . truly awe inspiring. I'm not a big fan of his solo CDs, but really love his collaborations with Paco and other flamenco artists. I really dig his original approach both in sound and technique.
  6. peterpalmieri

    peterpalmieri Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Babylon, NY
    I am going to resurrect this, what an amazing talent

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  8. Carles Benavent and Josemi Cremona Sumando is another really good CD to have.
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  9. donCameron

    donCameron Inactive

    Jun 3, 2017

    He's an all time fav. You should check out "Live...One Summer Night" by Paco De Lucia.
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  10. fusionguy


    Aug 21, 2014
    Great player who deserves more attention. I also remember his playing with Musica Urbana as well as with Chick and Paco.
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  11. vertigo


    Sep 27, 2008
    Sorry for bringing this back. Just saw this video and I dare to say nobody ever in the history of bass has been able to play the way he plays. Not even close. I mean there are plenty of amazing flamenco bass players, but no one plays like this at all. Btw he is still active and kiling it.

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  12. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    A true innovator and unique voice in a world where so many are copycats. When I first heard him I was stunned. So original, so singular, thank you Carles for being you!
  13. thabassmon


    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    Carles is cool, I remember being intrigued by an article I read about flamenco bass in the '90's. I checked out what I could find and thought it was cool.

    It's good when the less mentioned players gets mentioned.
  14. Great clip. I wonder if Carles also knows how to play the Flamenco guitar. I bet he does. Strange that he chose to play the bass with a pick. It seems like flamenco bass could also be great is you played it finger style like a guitar.
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    Apr 11, 2006

  16. vertigo


    Sep 27, 2008
    He is also an impressive mandolin player, which of course he plays with a pick too. I believe his style would be completely different if he played with fingers, maybe less rhytmical.
    Here he is playing mandolin with the legendary Paco de Lucia Sextet.

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